Here's What's Happening To Your Birth Control

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In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that employers can deny employees birth-control coverage, there's been a lot of confusion about what, exactly, that means for the working woman. The 5-4 ruling determined that "closely held" companies are not required to provide employees coverage for birth control methods that conflict with employers' religious beliefs. (In "closely held" companies, five or fewer people own more than half of the company.) So, how does the decision impact you?

"No woman should lose access to birth control because her boss doesn't approve of it," says Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund. "We’ve heard from hundreds of thousands of people across the country who are concerned and outraged about the Supreme Court’s ruling. Many are also confused about what this court ruling could mean for them, so we have launched a text helpline to get people information and assistance quickly — people can text 'birth control' to 69866 with questions."

In addition to the helpline, Planned Parenthood has created two infographics: one that presents the five things every woman should know about birth control coverage, and one that breaks down the question that every woman should be asking her boss. Find the full scoop on this page and the next.
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